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6 Stress Relievers to Try This Week

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Lifestyle Improvement

Posted On: Aug 31, 2016

6 Stress Relievers to Try This Week

Every day we’re pulled in a thousand different directions from work, family, friends, and other responsibilities. Sometimes we need to de-stress and make sure that we’re taking care of ourselves. When we take good care of ourselves, we can face every day refreshed and ready to take on the world. Here are 6 stress relievers you can try this week.

Ignore Your Social Media

While social media is great for connecting people around the world, it also has a reputation for attracting scandals and negativity. Your break from social media can be for a day, week, month, or even longer. Use the time you would typically spend on social media to meditate, read, or take a walk.

Take a Break from Current Events

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the barrage of negative media we consume. From mud-slinging political campaigns to tragic events, there is barely a week that goes by without a stress-inducing news story. If you can’t possibly take a break from news media, balance it out with the good. Find a feel-good story for every negative story you hear or read about.

Leave Your Work at Work

This isn’t always possible, but when it is you should definitely do it. At the end of the day, we have to remember that our health and the relationships with the people we love are much more important than our jobs.

Share Your Problems

Don’t overload your co-worker or best friend with all of your issues but share what you feel comfortable telling them about. When we tell other people what we’re experiencing, we feel a little weight being lifted off of our shoulders.

Delegate

Is your stress caused by being too busy at home or work? Start delegating tasks to others. Form relationships with your coworkers so that they will be willing to help you meet a tight deadline. Teach your children how to make their bed or clean up their toys so that it’s one less chore for you to do.

Take Advantage of Time to Yourself

Make a 15-minute errand a 30-minute one, take a longer shower, take the long way home, or sit in your car a bit longer than you need to once you get to school or work. If you’re on the go all day, snag any minute you have to yourself and cherish it.